One of my favorite hobbies is making monsters. I made the very first one about 7 years ago(?), a zombie bunny for a very good friend of mine. After that I didn’t really think about it for several years, but in 2008 I was given a copy of the book Stupid Sock Creatures, and though I discovered that I really didn’t enjoy working with knitted material to make monsters, it got the creative gears turning again and I started making monsters in felt. Since then I’ve taught myself to knit and crochet, and so now I’m also making monsters using those techniques. I’ve grouped the monsters into separate galleries – Felt, Knit & Crochet, and Other (though for now I only have the gallery of felt monsters up! will update soon! maybe! ;P). Hope you enjoy!
Meemats Monsters in Felt! (Newest creations are at the top!)
(Updated January 20, 2013)
The very first Meemats Monsters I made were with acrylic felt that I got from various dollar stores, using DMC embroidery floss and polyfill stuffing that I got from the thrift shops. I still get most of my floss and stuffing from the thrift shops, but for the last couple of years I’ve been working with 100% wool felt, which makes the monster-making process SO much more enjoyable (and I think the finished products hold up much better than ones made with acrylic stuff!).
2012 – Newt; 100% wool felt, cotton thread.
2012 – Tiny Swampy; 100% wool felt, cotton thread.
2012 – Twin Bunnies; 100% wool felt, cotton thread.
I wish I’d remembered to take a picture of their bums — they’ve each got a little fluffy tail! Two tails, one bum. Love.
2012 -Joolz the thief; 100% wool felt, cotton thread. Joolz was put into a vintage metal Tonka toy Jeep and given to my brother for Christmas :) He’s a re-make of one of the first monsters I ever made.
Joolz has a booty tattoo on his booty ;P
2011(?) – “Fat Pink Thing with Wings”; acrylic felt, ‘Eco’ felt, cotton and nylon thread. My mum had been asking for years for something “fat and pink with wings” to decorate her rear-view mirror with, and this was the result!
Another shot the flying pig-bunny-thing. After a couple of years of being exposed to sunlight, she/he’s faded on one side to a really pale peach colour, and I’ve offered to replace him/her, but mum won’t let me!
2011 – 8-Legs; 100% wool felt, cotton thread. This guy lives in my brother’s collection (I’m pretty sure Dan has more of my monsters than I do by now!)
2011 – The Professor; 100% wool felt, cotton thread. He lives with my friend Shelly now, and I’m so glad he’s got a good home!
2010 – Billie & Joolz; acrylic & ‘Eco’ felt, cotton thread. I’ve made more recent versions of both of these guys (they’re further down the page).
2010 – Swampella; acrylic felt, cotton thread, cotton yarn applied by knotting to make her hair.
2010 – Purple dude whose name I can’t remember; acrylic felt, cotton and nylon thread, wool hair. He lives with my friend Chantal of Cheeky Cosmetics (see links) now!
2010 – Cheeky Bird; acrylic felt, cotton thread, buttons, artificial flower stamens.
2010 – Ignat; ‘Eco’ felt, cotton thread. I’ve still got this guy, he’s onl my ‘keepers’ list. The horns were a pain to do, but turned out pretty well!
c. 2010(?) – Sea Monster Dino Dude; ‘eco’ felt, cotton and clear nylon thread.
2009 – Fraidy Monkey; acrylic felt, cotton thread.
c. 2009(?) – Aqua Fawn, acrylic felt.
2009 – Elly & Iphy (anyone else read Geek Love?); acrylic felt, cotton thread, wool hair. I sold these gals and I still miss them!
More Elly & Iphy.
2008(?) – Burning Heart Robot; acrylic felt, cotton thread. My first ‘big’ monster, he was about 11″ tall. Probably my favorite of all the monsters I’ve made over the years, I threw him out one day in a fit of….I don’t know, insanity? And have regretted it bitterly ever since.